Amanda Schwengel

November 04, 2020


VIDEO: Young Coloradans explain why they voted on election day 2020

MSU Denver rocked the highest undergrad voting rate in the country in 2016. On Election Day 2020, RED asked students why they cast their ballot.

Amanda Schwengel

November 04, 2020


Experts expect that when all the votes in the 2020 presidential election are counted, it will have the highest percentage of turnout in at least 120 years. And the youth (ages 18-29) turnout could also set records.

In fact, more than 7 million young people voted early or absentee in the 2020 elections, according to the CIRCLE Research Center at Tufts University. The center’s exit polling also showed the youth vote’s share of the election at 17%; the 2016 level was 16%.

RED was on the Auraria Campus Tuesday to ask Metropolitan State University of Denver students, “Why do you vote?”

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